Sausage from Saffron Walden butcher’s receives five-banger rating

Ashley Hammond from Burton's Butchers

Ashley Hammond from Burton's Butchers - Credit: Archant

A secret recipe sausage from a butcher’s in Saffron Walden has been given a five-banger rating on an independent website dedicated to the delicacy.

The King Street sausage, from Burton’s Butchers, received a glowing report on, which reviews different bangers from around the country.

The sausage, which is 80% free range Blythburgh pork, is added with Burton’s secret spices and seasoning recipe to give it more of a kick than the traditional banger.

Only two other sausages on the site have so far received the rating, and shop manager Ashley Hammond said the King Street will be among four variations that Burton’s have entered into the Great British Sausage Week competition, with the first round results expected next week.

Mr Hammond, 28, said: “We’re really pleased about the award on the website. We take pride in our sausages, so to get some recognition is great.

“Over 700 entries have been received for the sausage week competition, which is judged by Michel Roux Jr, and I’m hopeful that the ones we’ve put forward will do well.”

The Great British Sausage Week runs from November 2-8 and you can read the review of the King Street sausage at